Meatless Monday Guest Post - Lindsay from Cotter Crunch!

Well Hello! I'm Lindsay Cotter (aka COTTER CRUNCH) and lets just say I'm "subbing in" for Erin. She's quite the world traveler, always on the go, and I think that's what I love most about her blog posts. They are full of culture, healthy and diverse food, and entertainment!  
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Erin and I both share a passion for wholesome nutritious food. I've struggled with a gluten intolerance for years. I finally was able to get it under control about a year ago. Lots of stomach problems and weight loss. I looked so malnourished, thats because I WAS! I couldn't hold anything down. Now, my diet has finally come around and I have found foods that work well for me and nourish me. I eat gluten free (my husband eats GF about 80% of the time) and most of our foods are natural and unprocessed. This means lots of raw nuts, organic meats, fish, and eggs, vegetables, fruit, and the occasionally dairy (full fat greek yogurt, whey protein, etc). I've never felt better! 
 Anyway, one of my favorite recipes that I make is a Flourless Chocolate Banana Filled muffin (with extra protein). These muffins are the cover picture for my blog. They have a good source of protein, are dairy free, and of course GLUTEN FREE. It is a must try! Perfect for dessert or for a quick breakfast!

Chocolate Orange Banana Muffins (with protein)
Makes 6 Muffins

3 tbsp cocoa
1 serving (2 scoops) chocolate fudge whey protein
3 eggs
1/2 tsp cream of tartar
1 stevia extract

whip all these ingredients together until smooth (beater works best). Then fill 2/3 cup of a coated muffin pan with batter.

1 small banana (mashed)
1 tbsp orange jam
1 tbsp agave nectar
1 tbsp sun nut butter or almond butter
Mix all together until you get a chunky consistency (due to the banana)

Then spoon filling into the muffins pans until mix rises 3/4 way. You will see the filling on top. Bake at 350F for 16-18 minutes or until they rise. Let them sit in oven (on off) for an extra 10 minutes to cool.

Check out these stats~~~

Calories 97.1
Total Fat 4.0 g
Saturated Fat 1.0 g
Total Carbohydrate 8.7 g
Dietary Fiber 0.7 g
Sugars 4.8 g
Protein 7.3 g

Note: you can change your filling to whatever jam you'd like. Apricot, cherry, etc.

Serve with greek yogurt and cinnamon for extra goodness!!

P.S. Thanks Erin for letting me "sub in" for the day!


  1. Those muffins look so good! I've been on a baking kick recently and have been looking for some fun recipes.


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